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Latest number of empty Isle of Wight’s homes released

empty home

Hundreds of homes on the Isle of Wight have been lying empty for six months or more, figures show.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 5:55pm

By Isabelle Kirk

Plans for wastewater to be chemically treated before being discharged into sea

shanklin beach

Southern Water have lodged an application to build a temporary water treatment kiosk at Hope Beach where wastewater could be chemically treated before being discharged into the sea.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 5:21pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Plans for former Con Club to be converted into new home

8 lind street ryde

The applicant states that “All the proposed works will enhance not only the listed building but also Ryde Conservation Area".

Friday, 16th November, 2018 4:48pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Man’s body found at Ryde address (updated)

Yellow lilies

Police say enquiries are ongoing after responding to a report of a man's body being found at an address in Ryde.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 4:39pm

By Sally Perry

Accessible bike event a great success say Isle Access

isle access pedalls

The event provided an opportunity for people, who are not able to ride regular bikes, to enjoy the cycling experience.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 3:39pm

By Jan Brookes

New plans submitted for Freshwater care units

green meadows

Plans for the site include a communal garden, vehicle and pedestrian access, parking and landscaping works.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 1:59pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Fire crews to take part in mock road traffic incident exercise

police accident rain road by leehaywood

It's not clear whether the road will be closed for the mock road traffic incident exercise that is taking part tomorrow.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 1:54pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

WASPI women and supporters head to Westminter rally

Solent WASPI Group

Women from Southampton, Portsmouth, South Hampshire and the Isle of Wight will be heading to Westminster next Thursday to take part in a Rally.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 1:30pm

By Shelagh Simmons with one comment

Pay it back or face ‘dire consequences’ former Visit Isle of Wight finance officer told in court


The former finance officer and wife of former CEO has been given more time to repay the tens of thousands that she took from Visit Isle of Wight, or face 'dire consequences' said the judge.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 12:58pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight UKIP spokesman savages Seely’s support for PM’s Brexit deal

daryll pitcher

Ex-UKIP councillor Daryll Pitcher didn't hold back when OnTheWight asked for his view on MP Seely's support for PM's Brexit deal.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 12:07pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Police issue warning about misuse of laser pens after laser shone into plane cockpit

laser pen

The laser pen had been shone into the cockpit of the plane from an area near IKEA in Southampton. Police issue warning about the dangers and legal position.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 12:02pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Council will only save £60k halting x-Solent travel support for IW Cancer patients: Petition says ‘No’

Wightlink ferry in Portsmouth Harbour

Isle of Wight council are considering scrapping a scheme that helps fund cross-Solent travel for the most vulnerable Islanders receiving chemotherapy, radiotherapy or renal dialysis on the mainland . It will be a budget saving of £60,000 per annum.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 9:17am

By Sally Perry with one comment